• Railjet from the Austrian State Railway in a winterlandscape

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    6 cool ski resorts reachable by train in Austria

    Austria’s airports are well-connected to major cities and central train stations. Therefore, we have put together a list of excellent ski resorts that are easily reachable by train, including some info on how to get there from the airport. Moreover, many ski resorts offer inexpensive or free transfers to and from the nearest train station […]

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  • Hiking on Schneeberg in Austria

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    Schneeberg – Family-friendly mountain hiking

    The highest mountain of Lower Austria, Schneeberg (Snow Mountain), with its 2,076-metre (6.811 ft) high summit Klosterwappen, offers family-friendly hiking and stunning views. Only about 80 km (50 mi) from Vienna, it’s a popular hiking destination for the Viennese and travellers. Hence, I boarded the yellow and green salamander train and headed to Schneeberg. Arriving at the top, […]

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    Schafbergbahn steam train – Railway to heaven

    Already in the 19th century the tourists wanted to get up on mountain peaks, in a more comfortable manner than to hiking or climbing. Therefore, cog railway tracks were built several places in the Alps, where narrow track steam trains to this day ferry people up and down the mountains. The 5.8-kilometre-long trip up Schafberg […]

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  • Traveling by train in Austria

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    Traveling by train in Austria

    With a total of 4865 km (3022 mi) of train tracks, Austria has a relatively well-developed rail network. In comparison, Norway which is more than four times as large as Austria has 600 km of railway tracks. Trains are popular in Austria and at peak hours around 570 trains are on the tracks at the […]

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